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Dive sites nearby

Hopscotch

This is a divesite for advanced divers and is also only accessible via a boat ride. It is a dive site that is known for its sightings of Manta Rays.

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Antons

Antons is one of the best dives in Sodwana. Anton’s Reef is so-named after one of the first dive operators in Sodwana Bay (1980’s) – Anton Buchel. On this reef you will find various gullies, a long swim-through, and boulders surrounded by sand patches. Numerous varieties of coral such as fleshy soft coral, table, and spiral coral, as well as colourful sponges cover the area. This dive site is only accessible via boat with an average depth of 12m and a maximum depth of 16m.

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Rooneys

This dive site is only accessible via boat. Rooneys is best dived by advanced divers who are qualified to dive nitrox so they can take full advantage of the spectacular sightings on this reef.

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Bikini

This dive site is only accessible by boat. The bikini dive site has an average depth of 18m and a maximum of 22m and is known as a photographer’s playground. This area of the reef always delivers a surprise of some sort such as nudibranchs, pipefish, paper fish, or some other beauty.

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Compass Rocks Sodwana Bay

16m depth. This area comprises of loose standing rocks surrounded by sand. The rocks are between Stringer Reef and Anton’s Reef. The name was given to these rocks as this made a good place to do compass navigation dives.

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Trenches - 2 Mile Reef

This section of reef is on the sea ward side of 2 mile reef and forms part of the sloping section toward the deeper part of 2 Mile Reef. The reef forms trench like structures where coral reef and sand channels alternate.

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2 Mile Stringer

This site is like an oasis in the desert – 2 rocky outcroppings surrounded by sand. Game fish are regular visitors and is also known as a nursery area for juvenile fish. It is home to a variety of creatures . This dive site is only accessible by boat. The depth is between 10 and 13m and is situated beyond the backline. It is best dived in flat conditions, ensuring that the current is not too strong.

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Simons Caves and Overhangs

This dive site has an average depth of 10 meters and a maximum depth of 16 meters. The dive site is accessible by a short boat ride. It is shoreward facing and offers fascinating pinnacles and deep swim-throughs.

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Coral Gardens

The reef consists of thousands of spectacular coloured hard and soft corals. Hard corals provide shelter to numerous juvenile fish. This is a relaxing, scenic dive for all levels of divers.

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Four Buoy, Sodwana Bay

Although popular for students and beginner divers, this site’s ledges and swim-throughs offer something for everyone. The topography is varied with large sand gullies to investigate and shoals of sweepers can be found hiding under the rocky outcrops and small caves. This dive site is only accessible via boat. The average depth is 9m with a maximum depth of 12 m - perfect for all beginner divers.

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